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Windows 7: change laptop's ip address


29 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
change laptop's ip address

I have a laptop running Windows 7 home premium 64 bit. When I run ipconfig/all I see that its ip address is the same as that of another PC on my home wireless network. Where and how do I change this laptop's ip address to a different one? Thank you.

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29 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Can we change the IP Address

Look at post #2 and finally at post #4
Post back if you need more help!
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29 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

additional information:
This is a home wireless network running behind a router.

I went to the network connections and the tcpip ipv4 properties for the W 7 laptop which shows both the general and alternate tabs are blank and set to Obtain an IP address automatically. Is the present ip address set by the router?

Every now and then I lose internet connectivity which is why I am trying to figure it out. In most cases, Windows 7 troubleshoot restores internet connectivity.
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29 Aug 2010   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anderson2 View Post
additional information:
This is a home wireless network running behind a router.

I went to the network connections and the tcpip ipv4 properties for the W 7 laptop which shows both the general and alternate tabs are blank and set to Obtain an IP address automatically. Is the present ip address set by the router?

Every now and then I lose internet connectivity which is why I am trying to figure it out. In most cases, Windows 7 troubleshoot restores internet connectivity.

If they were the same IP they wouldnt be able to connect to the internet. Are you by chance running IPv6 in homegroup?

Can you post a snip of the out put from ipconfig /all ????


Ken
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29 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you howling wolves. I think #4 post helped.

Maybe I am not using the correct words. My router is set to allow ips in a certain range only. Could that be why I occasionally lose internet access? Because the isp (Cox) is assigning an ip outside the router's range?

I find wlans very confusing!
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29 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

We keep crossing each other messages. Yes I intermittently lose internet access.
(sorry about the pasted formatting)
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:\Users\xxx>ipconfig/all Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : xxx Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-64-58-3C-7F DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) WiFi Link 1000 BGN Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-64-58-3C-7E DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::283f:6d66:23d:4026%13(Preferred) IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100(Preferred) Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, August 29, 2010 6:51:48 PM Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, August 29, 2010 7:51:47 PM Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1 DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1 DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 318774884 DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-25-5A-44-00-26-9E-63-33-AA DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1 NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled Ethernet adapter VirtualBox Host-Only Network: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 08-00-27-00-E0-A7 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::55b7:28be:59bb:6034%29(Preferred) IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.56.1(Preferred) Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 487063591 DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-25-5A-44-00-26-9E-63-33-AA DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1 fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1 fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1 NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter isatap.{4DF132E4-0ABF-4861-AA5A-01D36560D85A}: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:3482:c52:bb91:1a86(Prefe rred) Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3482:c52:bb91:1a86%16(Preferred) Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : :: NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled Tunnel adapter isatap.{A69B7740-1A72-464A-81BC-4B6F64CDF874}: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2 Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 14: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #2 Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter isatap.{3E28DD32-EE63-4B3E-9A68-2542995ECB17}: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3 Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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29 Aug 2010   #7

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

I want to make sure you are not looking at your dns address, which would be the same. Please have both computers go to
What Is My IP Address? Lookup IP, Hide IP, Change IP, Trace IP and more...
to verify.
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29 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

You are correct. When I go the site you suggest, my ip address is something totally different.

I was referring to the 192.168.1.100(Preferred) in the ipconfig I posted. This is a home wlan with 3 PCs and 2 (one Windows 7 and one XP) have 192.168.1.100 in their ipconfigs
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29 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anderson2 View Post
You are correct. When I go the site you suggest, my ip address is something totally different.

I was referring to the 192.168.1.100(Preferred) in the ipconfig I posted. This is a home wlan with 3 PCs and 2 (one Windows 7 and one XP) have 192.168.1.100 in their ipconfigs
Have you tried to unplug router and then plug back so it would reset. Same numbers auto assigned by a router is a router problem.
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29 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Unpluging and repluging the router always does it but that soon gets old because this happens several times a day (or hour). More info that could be helpful. When Windows cannot repair the internet access it tells me The DNS server is not responding. So maybe it is Cox's DNS server that is flaky. Could that be?
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